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Archive for March, 2014

What’s Your EHR Status?

What’s Your EHR Status?

Since 2009, more than $8.9 billion and $5.8 billion in federal payments have been awarded to eligible hospitals and physicians/professionals, respectively, participating in the EHR (electronic health record) Incentive Program. These payments are meant to encourage healthcare providers to use EHRs in interoperable, meaningful ways to better coordinate patient care. We now find ourselves in [...]

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Posted in: Advocacy and Gov Affairs, Best Practices, Going Green, Healthcare reform trends & impact, Medicaid/Medicaid

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How Can We Move Hospital ORs out of the “Stone Age”?

How Can We Move Hospital ORs out of the “Stone Age”?

A new GHX survey of hospital senior executives points out major deficiencies in the healthcare supply chain, particularly in the hospital operating room (OR). GHX CEO Bruce Johnson noted that, “Today there aren’t widely-adopted, end-to-end supply chain management processes for implantable devices as there are for medical-surgical supplies…Lack of visibility and control over these devices [...]

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Posted in: Cost Management, Efficient Access, How distributors make a difference, Research & Analysis, Supply chain data trends

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